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KISS visits VA Medical Center in Georgia
Veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., show their appreciation to KISS band members by wearing the trademark face paintings used by the group in their act.
Veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., show their appreciation to KISS band members by wearing the trademark face paintings used by the group in their act.

Some wounded warriors at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, had a great surprise Wednesday afternoon when the rock group KISS stopped by for a visit.

After receiving a special invitation from the band, the Wounded Warriors in the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center traveled to Atlanta to attend their October 23rd concert.

The concert was awesome, but the icing on the cake was the visit on Wednesday by the group to spend time with those who were not able to make the trip and to personally thank the Veterans and active duty for their service.

Laurie Ott, Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Project of the CSRA, played a major role in connecting KISS with the local wounded warriors.


The haircuts are probably the best clue as to which three guys are with the band KISS, here posing with Veterans in the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit for a group shot that will be on a LOT of personal websites.
The haircuts are probably the best clue as to which three guys are with the band KISS, here posing with Veterans in the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit for a group shot that will be on a LOT of personal websites.

"Augusta's Amazing Facility"

Lead singer Paul Stanley commented, "It's important to the members of our band that injured service men and women receive the respect and attention they deserve. Augusta has an amazing facility here. "

The Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Charlie Norwood VA is a unique collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Veterans Health Administration. The only unit of its kind in the VA system, the program was established to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for armed forces personnel.

Services include internal medicine, psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology, nutrition, speech pathology and occupational and physical therapy.

Enjoy these videos from local media reports as well:
http://www.kissonfire.net/2009/10/kiss-visit-wounded-warriors.html

By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer